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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  16 February 2007 (USA)
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A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.



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Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess cope with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. Written by Popdivaprincess3000

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Close your eyes, but keep your mind wide open. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El mundo mágico de Terabithia  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,536,717 (USA) (16 February 2007)


$82,234,139 (USA) (22 June 2007)

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Did You Know?


In the scene where Jess and his father are playing with the set of cars, the song on the radio is "You've Got To Keep Your Mind Wide Open", which is the song featured in this movie's music video, performed by AnnaSophia Robb. See more »


When the song "Someday" is played in the classroom scenes, Leslie turns to look at Jess and we see her mouth the words "I know there's a better way" and the audio matches. However, when the shot changes back to Jess, he is mouthing words during a rest between lines of the song. See more »


Mrs. Myers: Be forewarned. If you download any essay off of the internet, you will be downloaded into detention.
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Crazy Credits

Typo at the ending credits (from 90:38 to 95:11 on the DVD). At 94:13 (where it is mentioned in the actors' commentary), a drawing in the background of a Squogre is labeled "Squorge". See more »


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Another Layer
Written by Jon McLaughlin and Jamie Houston
Performed by Jon McLaughlin
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Not a children's story????
4 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read about 30 reviews on here about this movie, many of them saying this film is not for kids. While I do understand where some parents may be coming from, I have to disagree. I personally read this book when I was in 5th grade. That was 11 years ago, yet somehow that book still sticks in my mind. I honestly had completely forgotten what the book was about, but I remember it being about two kids. Therefore, seeing the movie was like experiencing the story all over again. I DO think this is a good movie for children 10+. Like I already mentioned I was 11 when I read the book for the first time and I remember it having quite a positive impact on me. I didn't remember the novel or what it was about, however I did remember that it touched me in a way that very few books ever did. Kids 10+ need to see this movie.

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